The Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants traveled to London and played Sunday at Twickenham Stadium and despite 10 early points by the Rams, the Giants were let back into the game by four interceptions by Rams quarterback Case Keenum leading to a 17-10 victory for New York.
The Rams defense came up big on the second play of the game, stripping tight end Larry Donnell and recovering the ball setting the Rams offense with excellent field position. Los Angeles took advantage as seven plays later Keenum connected with wide receiver Tavon Austin on a 10-yard touchdown pass giving the Rams a 7-0 lead.
They then added to their lead as Greg Zuerlein connected on a 36-yard field goal after a quick Giants punt and Los Angeles led 10-0 in the first quarter.
The Giants got on the board in the second quarter as Eli Manning led a 14-play, 71-yard drive ending in a 29-yard field goal by Robbie Gould, who was signed earlier this week.
On the second play of the ensuing Rams drive Keenum threw an interception and defensive back Landon Collins had one of the best returns of the season, taking it back 44 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 10.
Los Angeles’ offense went stagnant from there as they punted on their next six drives. Luckily their defense kept them in the game though as the Giants did not score either until Rashad Jennings plunged into the end zone from one yard out to give the Giants their first lead of the game at 17-10 with just over nine minutes remaining in the contest.
After a Keenum interception and a Giants punt, Los Angeles got the ball back with just over three minutes left and down by seven.
Keenum put together a nice drive, and the Rams had the ball at the Giants’ 15-yard line with just under a minute remaining. Keenum looked to find receiver Brian Quick in the end zone, but the pair were not on the same page resulting in an easy interception by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, sealing the victory for New York.
Keenum finished with 291 yards passing and a touchdown to go along with the four interceptions. Austin caught 10 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown while running back Todd Gurley carried the ball 15 times for 57 yards to go along with six catches for 37 yards.
The loss is the third straight for the Rams, who now sit at 3-4 heading into their bye week. They will host the Carolina Panthers in Week 9.